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Former DC 37 Vice President Springs into Action to Save Two from Burning Car

Jim Tucciarelli, the former vice president of District Council 37 who retired this year, sprang into action last weekend when he came across a vehicle in flames where two people were trapped.

Pablo Ros |

Honoring the Past, Fighting for the Future

AFSCME Retirees are a big factor in our union’s growth agenda. Their message to working members is clear: “We need to keep fighting for what previous generations have won.”

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Sonia Moseley

AFSCME Retiree Sonia Moseley has been in the vanguard of the fight to give nurses a voice on the job.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Beverly Sample

AFSCME Retiree Beverly Sample comes from a strong New Jersey union family. Even in retirement, her family’s legacy of union activism shows no signs of fading.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Mary Cannon-James

Having witnessed the birth and death of collective bargaining in Iowa, Retiree Mary Cannon-James shares important lessons for working AFSCME members.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Ruth Walker

Stories of hostility to workers have haunted — and motivated — HGEA Retiree Ruth Walker.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Jeff Birttnen

AFSCME Retiree Council Chair Jeff Birttnen reveals the core belief uniting all AFSCME Retirees.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Retirees: Dave Jacobsen

In Florida, AFSCME Retiree Dave Jacobsen tells his fellow members that staying politically active is the key to success.

Pete Levine |

Los Angeles Retiree Selma Benjamin: Dedicated and Determined at 100

At 100, Los Angeles retiree Selman Benjamin remains dedicated and determined – and AFSCME Strong.

Pete Levine |

We Support Bill to Cut Drug Prices

Congress should pass H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would lower prescription drug prices for all Americans.

By AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Retirees Charge Up to The Hill During Retiree Council Meeting

During their annual Retiree Council Meeting, AFSCME Retirees went to Capitol Hill in force to step up and speak up.

Pete Levine |

San Diego Puts Ill-Conceived ‘Proposition B’ Pension Measure to Bed

Measure denying pensions for new public service workers in San Diego is now history.

Erica Zeitlin, AFSCME District Council 36 |

Retiree Membership Surges as AFSCME Members Stick with their Union

Public service retirees are choosing to join together through AFSCME like never before.

Pete Levine |

AFSCME Remembers Wanda Riley

We mourn the death of longtime AFSCME Council 28 member Wanda Riley, an activist particularly known for her fight for single-payer health care.

Justine Winnie, AFSCME Council 28 |

AFSCME Retirees Get Out the Vote

Always engaged, they’re burning up the phone lines and pounding the pavement to educate people on the issues that matter.

AFSCME Staff |

A Busy Summer for AFSCME Retirees

AFSCME retirees founded three new chapters this summer – in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Memphis, Tennessee.

Pablo Ros |

Maryland Retirees Call on the Governor to Keep the State’s Promise to Them

“It is of a moral imperative that Governor Hogan act now to protect the dignity of the thousands of Marylanders who dedicated their lives and careers to public service.”

Kevin Zapf Hanes |
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Throwback Thursday: Meet AFSCME Retiree Member Joyce Hobbs

Joyce Hobbs, March’s #TBT candidate and a member of AFSCME Retirees, is following in her mom’s union footsteps.

Pete Levine |

Workers, Retirees Have a Powerful Advocate on Nation’s Largest Pension System

California public-service retirees and workers have a powerful advocate for their pensions – AFSCME member Priya Mathur.

Raju Chebium |
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Throwback Thursday: AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis

AFSCME Retiree John Henry Lewis’ motto is “I’ve retired but I haven’t expired.” He’s still fighting for AFSCME members.

Pete Levine |